November 15, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 29

Stories from the November 15, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW looks to contain a ‘special team’

As the GW men’s basketball team closed out its 61-point rout of Randolph Macon College last Wednesday night, it was clear that the 2,752 fans at the Smith Center were ready for the Colonials to face a greater challenge. “We want Wake!” the fans yelled. On Monday night, the GW men’s basketball team will face […]

Column: Making a Wake-up call

The Colonials did their best impression of a college football powerhouse last week. In the process of beating Division III Randolph Macon by eight touchdowns, a field goal and a two-point conversion Wednesday night, GW conjured up glorious images of Oklahoma pounding Bowling Green and Nebraska trouncing Western Illinois. In this age of college football, […]

University hopes new ANC members will be flexible

Three new commissioners will represent the Foggy Bottom and West End communities on a locally elected board beginning in January, giving GW hope for new dialogue with the group. Local residents Anne Savage, James Morris and Vince Micone were elected Nov. 2 to a two-year term on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A, a six-member board […]

Powell says U.S. needs more foreign students

Secretary of State Colin Powell said he was concerned about the decline in international students studying in the United States because of stringent American visa procedures in a news conference with college journalists Friday. In a speech and subsequent question-and-answer session, the GW alumnus talked about anti-American sentiment in Europe and declined to directly address […]

Israeli filmmaker discusses Holocaust documentaries

Israeli poet and filmmaker Haim Gouri discussed excerpts from his award-winning documentaries and described how he made films Thursday night at the Elliott School of International Affairs building. A striking scene from one of his documentaries juxtaposed disturbing footage and photographs of poverty, starvation and hardship in the Warsaw ghettos with scenes of celebration at […]

Varsity Roundup

Women’s cross country Results from Nov. 13: The Colonials finished in 16th place at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals at Pennsylvania State University. News and Notes: Freshman Michelle Concannon was GW’s top finisher, placing 84th out of 171 runners with a time of 23:27. Men’s cross country Results from Nov. 13: The Colonials finished in 23rd […]

Living the GW dream

Sitting at lunch at a Chinese buffet in Huntington, N.Y., GW alumnus Steve Israel was in a heated discussion with a friend. It was May of 2000, Israel was a town councilman, his friend was the town supervisor and both wanted to be the next executive of Long Island’s Suffolk County. Amid the argument over […]

Business school ahead of schedule

Construction of GW’s new business school is running three weeks ahead of schedule one year after work began. Louis Katz, GW executive vice president and treasurer, said the $56 million dollar project has “been running very smoothly.” The outer structure of the business building has been completely erected and the focus of construction is now […]

Men’s basketball falls to Wake Forest in Preseason NIT

Posted Monday, Nov. 15, 11:45 p.m. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The GW men’s basketball team swallowed a bitter reality pill Monday night. In the fourth season-opener of coach Karl Hobbs’ tenure, No. 2 Wake Forest handed the Colonials a 97-76 loss in the first round of the preseason National Invitation Tournament. In front of 13,065 fans […]

Journalists offer career advice

Four magazine writers gave aspiring reporters career advice and criticized coverage of the 2004 election at a Thursday panel discussion sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists. They advised the 40 students in attendance to avoid being overly political in their writing and dispensed career tips. Some of the journalists had covered this year’s election […]